9.20.2008

Money, Money, Money, Money.... MONEY!

Well the case of the missing bag has finally taken a turn for the positive. In the last 2 days both Lufthansa Airlines AND USAA have completed their paperwork and are sending me checks to cover the entire contents of my bag at 100% of their value.... to the tune of many thousands of dollars. Amazing? Perhaps. Am I excited? Abso-freakin-lutely!!!!

While the money doesn't remotely make up for the inconvenience of having to re-purchase everything in it, it sure does make it easier on the pocket book.

Can I just say that this totally makes up for my week of having diarrhea at a stranger's house, Sheridan getting extremely car sick, and Riley coming home from school early on Friday because she was "tired" (don't even ask...).

Yeah, totally.

37 comments:

OHmommy said...

Yay Jill! That is awesome.

My bag was lost last year on a trip to AZ, for a wedding. I had two AWESOME dresses and three pairs of AMAZING heels and it was gone. They reimbursed me 100% and three months later my bag arrived on my front door unannounced. With everything there.

So there is still hope.

Mrs4444 said...

Hooray!! So happy for you :)

American in Norway said...

Yea... see, good things happen to good people! Time to go shopping!

Kelly said...

Yeah for you!!! Are they going to reimburse you for the shipping costs of all the stuff you have to reorder?

Thanks for your suggestion on my post today ;) I've been thinking about that, but it's kinda hard to do that when he's been pissing me off. Oh, the sacrifices we have to make!!

Jen said...

YEAH for You! I am so glad for you. Doing a little still gimpy happy dance with you.

Jyl @ MommyGossip said...

I've been here before, but didn't realize you were living in India. I am beyond jealous. It is my life's dream to visit there. I'd really love to live there, but so far, no such luck. Can't wait to read more of your blog to learn about life in India.

BTW: I found you today over at Cheaper Than Therapy.

Have a great weekend!

Kat said...

Yippee for responsible airlines. Are those things that you can repurchase in India - or is internet shopping in the cards?

Because she was "tired?" I had to ask. Tired is the code word here for grumpy, pouty, and/or whiney.

I always feel like all my comments are endless questions ;-)

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Wonderful news Jill! Can you make a profit if you re-purchase where you are and is that even possible?

trashalou said...

ooo! Lots of luvverly shopping. Should I put my order in directly with the stores or would you like it sent to you?

Danie said...

Enjoy that cash. Sounds like you've earned it :)

Wep said...

Oh I want to hear the rest of the "tired" story!!!

C said...

Yay! I can finally read your blog! I got internet back! WOOHOO--life is good again!

I am equally happy for you that you are getting the $$ to replace your things! Seriously, how often does that ever happen?

Yay for us! :) I missed ya!

~Christy

Mom24 said...

Woohoo! That is really, really good news.

WheresMyAngels said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm, how can I lose a bag;)

Mamasphere said...

That is great news! It's pretty amazing that they're reimbursing you. Have fun shopping!

Tara R. said...

That's fabulous news. I can totally understanding coming home early cuz you're tired. I did that one day last week. I really needed the rest.

Hyphen Mama said...

Well, you kind of deserve a lucky streak! Glad it's in the form of money.

Marla said...

great news..

Shannon said...

Yay for good news!

Nap Warden said...

Yay!

Perez Family Spot said...

HI!! OMG! That's great that they were able to pay you for the lost bag!! My BFF's bags were "lost" in Mexico...her WEDDING dress and gifts for the bridal party and other expensive stuff. But someone knew someone high up at the airport personally, and mysteriously the lost bags appeared. I don't know what was in your bag, but I think that if I lost my makeup or hair products, that would be the worst for me. Only Sephora.com knows the hundreds of dollars I have invested there!! lol... Then again, diarrhea at a strangers house might be worse :)

Laurel said...

Hey - saw the picture of your new digs. My does that furniture look familiar:)! We are battling USAA over a claim - so glad you won yours!

So what is Chennai's name for "the Krud" as we call it here. Such a part of everyone's lives!!! So sorry but glad it is over for you.

karey m. said...

those may very well be two of my fave words..."many thousands."

yay! spreeeeeee.

Tenakim said...

Did you "pad" the bill? I hope! Good for the airline- I didn't know they would do that!

Michelle said...

Don't you really wonder what happens to all those bags that get lost? I mean, is there some weirdo out there who has your bag, going through all your stuff. Ew, kinda creepy.

Oh, and my sister one time said she needed to go home because she was "tired." Turns out, she put her ABC gum in her pocket and was afraid she was going to get in trouble.

Hairline Fracture said...

Now that is a happy ending to the story.

angie said...

What wonderful news. That would make me super happy too. You never hear about someone getting full compensation for their lost items. I'm so happy for you.

Connie said...

USAA always comes thru - altho we haven't had to try for a lost bag (yet... the lost bags usually arrive before we make a claim.) Welcome to your new home!

mary said...

YAY!!! I loved to hear this!

Buy, buy, buy! (Gosh, you are lucky...)

Claire said...

Yay! Thank heavens for that!

Cxx

Rhea said...

People say money doesn't buy everything...but it sure as hell damn helps!!

mommaof4wife2r said...

unbelievable! happy shopping, again maybe!

Kathryn said...

Yay, yay, yay!!!! That is GREAT news!

Eve Grey said...

omg, diarrhea at a stranger's house is my worst nightmare!!!

Diane Mandy said...

Congrats lady! Money isn't everything, but it sure does help, huh?

Michelle said...

that is wonderful news to hear you're going to be fully reimbursed for the lost luggage/contents of luggage!

Kim said...

Wahhhoooooo!!! that is great news!!

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